In Diva, the companion to Alex Flinn’s YA novel Breathing Under Water, Caitlin is dealing with a lot. She’s living through the aftermath of an abusive re. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. Flashback; Ex: “Me. Sixth grade. Looking like I might explode out of y jeans any second at middle-school. Breathing Underwater was Flinn’s first novel. It was originally published in and was chosen a Top 10 ALA.

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This solid story should be read by all worrisome performers in middle school or high school. But once there, life is not what she thought it would be, and her struggles – with peers, her weight, and her mother – don’t get any easier. When you’re five and dancing in your mom’s dresses, everyone’s a superstar.

The only thing that tied the ddiva stories together was the occasional pop up of Nick. Unattached The question ur all wondering about even tho probably no 1 is reading this: You can make it. Nov 03, Ilyse Kramer rated it did not like it.

And the fact that she is still struggling to let go of her relationship, of Nick, but that she won’t give in – that was admirable. This probably influenced m Dkva It’s okay not to finish your novel in high school. When the other kids were on Book 20, I was on Book 1! Alex Flinn did amazing at capturing the side alexx the young man’s point of view, but failed to capture the hurt that Caitlin was still going through.


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I recommend this book to readers involved in the arts and who love drama, of all kinds. Write a customer review. That was my plan, anyway. Adrian had also made a deal with Kendra, and because of which, Will regains his sight and Magda is allowed to return to her family.

Is there such a thing as psychosomatic mucus? She’ll breaks away from Nick and finally pay attention to what she likes. Like Bewitching, it deals with the witch, Kendra. Maybe good enough to get a dessert named after me someday Peaches Melba was named after a diva or maybe a town.

Listeners will enjoy this tale of a realistic, sympathetic character, rendered in perfect teenage tones by performer A. He rushes to her rescue and is shot in the process. Nick may have been wickedly hot, has nice car, brought flowers occasionally and even wrote poetry.

Caitlin is a talented opera singer who is accepted and transfers to Miami School of Arts to escape her abusive ex-boyfriend. Not as good as Breathing Underwater, but still okay.

Diva – a novel by Alex Flinn

Everyone here has something freaky about them, except me. I thought this was a really important topic, as 27 percent of teenage girls surveyed have been hit by a boyfriend. He walks onstage, plunks a Finn King crown on his head Really! Nick may have been wickedly hot, has nice car, brought flowers occasionally and even wrote poetry.


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Of course, getting away from her old school and her old friends aids in her being significantly more sane about it. Everything has its time. This book is a realistic high school coming of age story.

If I could still close my eyes, I would. Diva explores many issues that are of relevance to teenagers, foremost among them the obsessions with dating and weight. And to top off acting shittily towards her only daughter, she also has an affair with a married man, and she knows he’s married.

The people in that room were looking at me, but not in a bad way.